Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emiratesrecruiting 1000s of African mercenaries: Report

File photo of Ugandan forces Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are reportedly recruiting thousands of African mercenaries to serve in their military adventurism overseas, including the bloody war on Yemen. Saudi sources told the al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper that the kingdom is likely using Chadian mercenaries in its operations abroad. They said the speculation had gained […]

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Rights groups threaten legal action against government of French President Emmanuel Macron over arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by AFP) Two human rights groups have given the government of French President Emmanuel Macron two months to end its arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are involved in a devastating three-year-old conflict in Yemen, or face legal proceedings. Legal non-governmental organization Droit Solidarite and Aser, which […]

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Saudi Arabia beheads Indonesian migrant worker

Protesters of the beheading of foreign workers in Saudi Arabia stage a mock beheading. (File photo) Saudi Arabia has beheaded an Indonesian migrant worker for murder despite suspicions that the accused was forced into his confession and repeated pleas by Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo that the man be granted clemency. According to Migrant Care, […]

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The Central Bank of Qatar asks US Treasury to probe ‘financial warfare’ by UAE bank

Qatar Central Bank Governor Sheikh Abdullah Saud al-Thani (Photo by AFP) Qatar has asked the US to investigate reports that the American subsidiary of the largest bank in the UAE is manipulating the Qatari currency to harm the country’s economy amid a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia.  The Central Bank of Qatar has sent a letter to the US Treasury, urging […]

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Kuwait slaps blogger Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh who insulted Saudi Arabia with ten-year sentence

Kuwaiti blogger and activist Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh Kuwait’s Criminal Court has sentenced Kuwaiti blogger and activist Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh to ten years in prison for allegedly insulting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in the wake of the the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom of Qatar. The court […]

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